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by PATCsawyer
January 3rd, 2021, 5:14 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Does snow dull a saw?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 117

Re: Does snow dull a saw?

Doubtful. I've done a lot of winter sawing and never had a problem with snow, though I usually debark the trees I cut and that removes most snow in the process. Winter sawing can mean frozen wood. I've sawn through frozen hemlock knots without incident that I wouldn't think of chopping. The normally...
by PATCsawyer
November 25th, 2020, 3:40 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Identification help
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 515

Re: Identification help

Those are auxiliary handles for one man saws, not typically used for 2-man saws. Removing some rust from the center of your felling saw might reveal a maker's etch. Go easy with fine sandpaper or steel wool. Saw doesn't look as if its ever been filed.
by PATCsawyer
September 11th, 2020, 1:55 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Buck saw tooth set-up
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 810

Re: Buck saw tooth set-up

You can try them higher and then bring them down a little as an experiment. Easier to take metal off than to put it back on.
by PATCsawyer
September 11th, 2020, 11:56 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Buck saw tooth set-up
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 810

Re: Buck saw tooth set-up

I don't recall what height I used, but I mic'd the shims on my #550 and they were 0.012" winter / 0.020" summer. Depending on what type of wood you're cutting you can use those settings as a starting point.
by PATCsawyer
September 11th, 2020, 4:41 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Buck saw tooth set-up
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 810

Re: Buck saw tooth set-up

Try 0.025" to start. The blades are thin and can bind like bow saw blades. Simonds made a #550 jointer that has a wresting notch and bottom shims for summer/winter raker height. I've only filed a couple of these so I'm no expert, but they cut better when I was through. Saw in pics is a family heirlo...
by PATCsawyer
August 11th, 2020, 6:27 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON pls comment on this Great American filing system
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 4311

Re: pls comment on this Great American filing system

Filing that second bevel on the gullet side of the saw (fig 24) is difficult on a used saw because the previous filer(s) have usually sloped the tooth back from vertical and you can't put the metal back on. Also, the Flinn Garlick saws I've filed have had fat center teeth and steeply sloped outside ...
by PATCsawyer
May 6th, 2020, 7:03 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Crosscut Saw certification
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2433

Re: Crosscut Saw certification

The trail group I work with requires that the CPR portion of the training be "hands on". Having the online only cert accepted would be perfect. My last club required CPR + AED. Never could figure out why we needed AED training since no one carried the heart starter. A mandate from somewhere I guess.
by PATCsawyer
May 6th, 2020, 4:05 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Crosscut Saw certification
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2433

Re: Crosscut Saw certification

The other side of that coin is the first aid/CPR requirement. I tried to get recerted for that several months ago but couldn't get into a class ( was told "we offer those in the spring") and now they're all cancelled. Those also need to be extended, as they go hand in hand.
by PATCsawyer
April 18th, 2020, 1:07 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Serrations in teeth
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1667

Re: Serrations in teeth

As with many good ideas, nature got there first, including the Champion profile.

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by PATCsawyer
March 29th, 2020, 5:01 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Bark removal
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 2280

Re: Bark removal

I only use mine for trail work. Trees that have been down a while have had a lot of muddy boots climbing over them, not to mention dirt weathering out of the rootballs if cutting close to the stump. Those I debark.